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6 July 2014
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12 July 2014

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At the Natural History Museum we have a variety of activities and events that run every day.

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Sunday 6 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Bat Festival
Bat Festival

Celebrate all things batty with talks, walks, science and craft in the Wildlife Garden and Darwin Centre.

Adults

Adults
For the Love of Bats
For the Love of Bats

Eighteen species of bat live in the UK, including the noctule, horseshoe and soprano pipistrelle.

14:00 - 15:30

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (7+)

Families
Bats: Join the Nightlife
Bats: Join the Nightlife

Join us as we go batty for bats and find out more about these stars of the night.

12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Monday 7 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening

This interactive film will transport your students back in time to explore the tree of life.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Adults

Adults
The Fungi Files: Secrets of the Hidden Fossils
The Fungi Files: Secrets of the Hidden Fossils

Hear about a brand new discovery hidden in our collection for 100 years.

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
The Variety Show KS3
The Variety Show KS3

Schools event (KS3) Enthuse students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in a fun science show.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Minibeast Pond Safari
Minibeast Pond Safari

Schools event (KS2) - Allow your students to pond dip and explore life in a pond habitat in this Wildlife Garden workshop

10:30 - 11:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Schools (Early Years Foundation)

Schools
Storytelling with puppets: The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales
Storytelling with puppets: The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales

School event - Puppets and storytelling explore natural history and curriculum science in a fun and engaging way.

11:30 - 12:00, 13:00 - 13:30

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

13:30 - 14:20

Families (12+)

Families
Ancient Teeth
Ancient Teeth

Discover the secrets of ancient sharks is revealed in their fossilised teeth...

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
The Variety Show KS2
The Variety Show KS2

Excite and enthuse your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in this fun science show.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
The Colour of Nature
The Colour of Nature

Schools event (KS3) Explore colour in the natural world with Museum specimens in this hands-on science workshop.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Minibeast Pond Safari
Minibeast Pond Safari

Schools event (KS2) - Allow your students to pond dip and explore life in a pond habitat in this Wildlife Garden workshop

10:30 - 11:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Gallery character: Dino Dan
Gallery character: Dino Dan

School event (KS1) Meet our intrepid explorer, Dino Dan, and hear all about his exciting adventures.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:45 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:00

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
The Great Debate Workshop
The Great Debate Workshop

Relive the heated debate surrounding the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

10:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 14:15

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

13:30 - 14:20

Families (12+)

Families
Going Underground
Going Underground

Join us to find out about caves, why they form, the secrets they hold and what it's like to explore them.

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Thursday 10 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Human evolution workshop
Human evolution workshop

School event (KS4): explore the evolutionary relationships between present day Homo sapiens and ancient humans.

10:30 - 11:45, 12:30 - 13:45

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Nursery: 3 years+, Reception, KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

10:30 - 11:30, 12:30 - 13:30

Schools (Key Stage 3)

Schools
Earth science show - Rocks the House
Earth science show - Rocks the House

School event (KS3): Marvel at the power within the Earth.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

13:30 - 14:20

Adults

Adults
Are we part-Neanderthal?
Are we part-Neanderthal?

Meet human origins expert Prof Chris Stringer and examine new research into the Neanderthal genome sequence.

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Friday 11 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Dino Snores
Dino Snores

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum at night? Then come and sleep over. Suitable for children aged 7 - 11 years old.

19:00

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Gallery Character: Mary Anning
Gallery Character: Mary Anning

School event (KS2): Meet pioneering nineteenth-century fossil hunter Mary Anning.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:45 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:00

Schools (Key Stage 1)

Schools
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

Schools (Key Stage 2)

Schools
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

Schools (Key Stage 4)

Schools
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening

This interactive film will transport your students back in time to explore the tree of life.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:45 - 12:35, 13:00 - 13:50

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

13:30 - 14:20

Adults

Adults
Meteorites: The History of our Solar System
Meteorites: The History of our Solar System

Discover how Museum scientists are learning more about the early history of our solar system.

14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

Saturday 12 July 2014

Anyone

Anyone
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

Anyone

Anyone
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.

Families (all ages)

Families
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

From wriggly caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Museum comes alive this spring.

Anyone

Anyone
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Meet some of the largest mammals ever to have walked the Earth in our powerful new exhibition.

Anyone

Anyone
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search

Take a walk along the coast and help us monitor the effects of climate change and invasive species on the UK's seaweeds.

Anyone

Anyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

Families (7+)

Families
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

A fun show investigating a world only visible to certain animals.

10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

Families (all ages)

Families
Hands on Nature - Mammoths
Hands on Nature - Mammoths

Drop in to our fun mammoths workshop for lots of games and specimen handling.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Anyone

Anyone
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

11:45 - 12:15, 13:15 - 13:45, 15:15 - 15:45, 16:15 - 16:45

Families (7+)

Families
The Natural History of Giant Squid
The Natural History of Giant Squid

Join us as we go on a journey, to unravel the history of the giant squid and how one came to be in the Museum collection.

12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Anyone

Anyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

Anyone

Anyone
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

Anyone

Anyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

Anyone

Anyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25